Now on to this fun fold card! I totally copied if from a card that I actually
Here is what you will need: I piece of each size
5 x 12
5 x 6 (I used double sided dp to photograph for you)
3/4 x 6 cream strip
Inside of cardopen up the card. Measure down 1/2 inch and make a small mark. Score from this mark back up to the ends of each cut. I marked it on this sample so you can see.
Outside of cardAfter you score the triangle, fold it over again and push the triangle to the inside.
These two pictures are of the strip of paper that actually will swing your image. This piece is cut originally at 3/4 inch and then you will do a little fine tuning and cut off a little off towards the top. See pic to see what I mean. Mark 1 inch up on the bottom left side and then cut at an angle to make a point. Fold up the point and add a glue dot here. Make sure it does not hang off the point...you might have to fold over your dot like I did. It will be inserted with the little point folded up like this. Set this aside for now.
Left side: Measure up 2 inches from the bottom and cut out the section from the score. Measure down 1/2 inch from the top and cut out that section.
Right side: Measure one inch up-- and cut over to the second score line and cut out that section.
Glue the tab down and test out ther placement of your image on the swing arm. (you will glue the two front folded panels together once you are sure the swing arm works properly)
See how I have part of my image hanging over the front of the polka dot piece? That helps "lock" in the image so it does not flop around. This little puppy is stabilizing the girl that will be popping up when you open the card. I adhered my image with glue dots (add glue dots towards the end of the swing arm) and add your image. Open and close your card (at least one hundred times....just kidding!) and test to make sure your image clears the half circle nicely and opens smoothly. This is a good time to go back and glue your front fold together.
Now you are ready to decorate as you wish. I cut out the sentiment with my Cricut and used a fun Mo's Digital Pencil digi. I think this one was a freebie when you joined Mo's group on Paper Craft Planet...trying to remember......
The Birthday girl holding nephew 'lil' Lukey! (she is 30 and he is 6 months)
I am going to enter this card in the in the Fun Folds challenge over at Our Creative Corner.
Thanks for sticking through this...if you make one of these...I would love it if you link it here so I can come take a peek!